Can you spot skin cancer?

Do you know how to spot skin cancer? In this video, the American Academy of Dermatology used an ultraviolet camera to show people the sun damage hidden underneath their skin. While you can’t see all the sun damage on your skin, it’s important to check the spots you can see – before it’s too late.

Everyone is at risk for skin cancer. How much do you know about skin cancer?

Basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma:

Melanoma:

To help you spot skin cancer early, when it’s most treatable, the American Academy of Dermatology recommends that everyone learn the ABCDEs of melanoma:

For more information about skin cancer prevention and detection, or to find a free skin cancer screening in your area, visit SPOTme.org.

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